Today, more than 200 fifth grade students from Jackson Intermediate and Wilson Hall Middle School filled the Jackson Intermediate Gymnasium. After finishing 10 weeks in the Super Citizen Program, they are gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and honor local heroes from the stage.
These students have learned their important roles in America’s future thanks to an immersive experience in civics, character, financial literacy and social studies. And in the closing piece of the program, Torch Teams, students are applying those crucial lessons in the real world.
Students chose heroes who embodied the traits of amazing citizens and read essays from stage before presenting them with Authentic Liberty Replicas . They learned that “when you honor a hero, you become a hero!”
“The impact is very powerful due to the fact that you’re reaching children at such a young age–when they have their whole lives ahead of them,” says Joe Bedwell of Merchants Bank of Alabama which helped sponsor the Super Citizen Program this year. “They can take the lessons learned in their lives, into their careers and families. As a sponsor, this is money not spent, but invested in the future citizens and leaders of our country.”
See the heroes honored in the photo gallery below!
Today’s event and the donation of Super Citizen teaching kits was made possible by the Clarke County Community Alliance. With their help, we are teaching, inspiring and empowering our Next Great Americans.
Were you at the event? See the photo gallery below to find yourself, to revisit the magic or watch it unfold for the first time >